EOS RP – 6 months review

So, I’ve been using the EOS RP for a little over 6 months now. I’ve taken it up mountains, to the coast, countryside and into cities. I’ve even shot a wedding with it. How did it perform? Am I happy with it? Landscape Photography The RP is a great landscape photography camera. It’s easy to […]

Canon EOS RP / Initial Hands on Review

Updated 7th March 2019 The EOS RP arrived in the UK this week and I was able to get my hands on one with the RF 35mm f/1.8 STM lens. Here’s my initial review… Disclaimer ‘In this world there are two kinds of reviewers. Those who use the equipment and those who just quote specs.’ […]

Full frame mirrorless systems

So now Panasonic have introduced full frame mirrorless cameras. They join the ranks of Sony, Nikon and Canon in having recently released one. There are undoubted advantages to full frame over APS-C sized sensors. The advantages include: Better high iso performance Better dynamic range More control over shallow depth of field Better resolution I would […]

What’s my Profile?

(You need to check that the software you are using supports custom built profiles before using these techniques.) Colour profiling It’s common practice for photographer’s who share or print their images to profile their display monitor and printer. This ensures that the print’s colour appears as it did on screen. Also, people viewing the images on their […]

Canon ef-m 28mm Macro IS STM Lens Review

A tiny macro lens – but does it deliver? Overview This macro lens is designed for use with the Canon M series of cameras. It will not work with Canon EOS DSLRs. EF-M 28MM F3.5 Macro Review Pros Genuine macro lens Super macro setting Built in LED semi-ring lights Lightweight Small Superb image quality Excellent […]

Canon EOS M Adapter Review

Use ANY EF and EF-S lens on your Canon M system camera

Here’s my review of the EOS M Adapter. Pros Build quality Detachable tripod mount Enables the use of any EOS lens on an EOS M camera Cons Expensive Limitations It can’t change the laws of physics – many EOS lenses aren’t ideal matches to the M cameras due to their size Auto-focus on the M […]

 

Recommended software

Image Resizing

The best image resize program is Topaz A.I.Gigapixel

Image sharpening & noise reduction

Topaz A.I.Sharpen can not only sharpen images but correct slightly out of focus and blurred images.

Topaz A.I.Clear both sharpens and removes noise. It is the best noise reduction program around.

Photoshop and Lightroom Alternatives

Exposure X4 is the best alternative to Lightroom as far as image browsing and management goes. It is also a decent RAW converter and image editor.

Affinity Photo is the complete Photoshop replacement.

RAW Development

Skylum Luminar is a full featured RAW converter with a basic image browser. Its shadow recovery is the best in the business.

Photolemur is an automatic RAW converter, based on Luminar. Its results are very decent with facial detection and enhancement.

Photo Ninja is a purists RAW converter. It is not as fully featured as the others but it produces some of the best results, especially if you are prepared to build camera profiles.

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